To become healthier and be able to live a more full and joyful life, it is helpful to get a clear picture of where you are currently. Just like when we read store maps in malls, we need a "You are here!" point before attempting to forge ahead. I encourage you to do this simple exercise to give yourself a broad overview of your health as you perceive it. Then, once we have a general picture, we can slowly make improvements on one area at a time. Achieving a higher state of health is meant to be fun and invigorating, not overwhelming, so be gentle with yourself! Acknowledge yourself even for simply having the mindset to read this post and being willing to take a look at where you are at.
1) Draw a circle on a sheet of paper, approximately 4-5 inches wide.
2) Separate into 8 different sections, like a pie (a healthy, all natural one!) by drawing a horizontal and vertical line through the center, and then an X through that point.
3) Label wedges with the following categories: Diet and Hydration, Physical Activity, Weight Management/Body Image, Self Love and Care, Stress Management, Unhealthy Habits, Fun and Recreation, and Meditation/Prayer/Quiet Reflection (whichever one applies best for you)